Food Dehydrator Reviews and Recipes

Before you buy a new food dehydrator, read the reviews and then check out the recipes afterward. We have plenty of advice on how to shop for the best fit for your kitchen, as well as instructions on how to use one for download.

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Find information about the best dehydrators before choosing one for your kitchen, then try the easy recipes. Save money by making your own beef jerky, fruit leathers, dried herbs, and more. Learn why you should choose an Excalibur, Nesco/American Harvest, L'Equip, Ronco, or one of the many other brands. is your online resource to buying and using food dehdyrators. In addition to our dehydrator reviews, we also publish your consumer reviews.

Excalibur DehydratorWhat makes buying a dehydrator hard? It's not so hard to buy one, it's hard to choose one. There are just so many to choose from. In the end, it's a box full of hot air. But manufacturers have improved it over the years and added many features. Now, you have to consider things like wattage, capacity, shape, and even building materials like plastic or stainless steel.

Buying a home food dehydrator isn't like buying a new refrigerator, but it's still a major purchase. You don't want to be wasting time and or money with the cheapest item available. They often end up costing more when you long, inefficient drying or broken appliances. Eventually, you'll need to replace it, and it's going to be sooner than later. Worse, it may not break and give you years of use, but it'll be so inefficient, you'll waste hours or days. And time is money.

L'Equip DehydratorSome of the best selling dehydrators include Excalibur, Nesco, and L'Equip. But each manufacturer makes multiple models and each one has their own pros and cons. While it might make choosing one harder, it also means you should be able to find the right one for you.

It's smart to go with a company that has several models to choose from. The reason is you don't want to get stuck with something that's no longer supported. An example is the Mr. Coffee. That was once a popular model, but discontinued.

Dehydrating food is the original method of preserving food. It's not as economical as freeze-drying or canning, but it's still very effective and produces a different finished product. With modern dehydrators, you can dry your excess food with ease. The food will store for months so you no longer have to worry about wasting food. Visit the page on how dehydrators work for more details.

Finally, many people build their own food dryers. If you want to do that, you can find out how to build a solar or electric one with dehydrator plans. But if you choose to buy one, start with the dehydrator reviews.

Table of Contents

Food Dehydrator Blog
The Dehydrator Blog keeps you up-to-date with all additions and changes to the Web site.

Best Food Dehydrator
Buy the best food dehydrator and save time and money.

Most Popular
List of the best-selling food drying machines.

Food Dehydrator Reviews
Are you having trouble picking a dehydrator? Read the food dehydrator reviews and choose the perfect model.

Excalibur Dehydrator
Here's why you want an Excalibur dehydrator at home.

Nesco Food Dehydrator
How the Nesco Food Dehydrator fits your kitchen and budget.

LEquip Food Dehydrator
Considering an LEquip food dehydrator? Read about the handsome FilterPro and 528.

Ronco Food Dehydrator
Ronco Food Dehydrator - World famous, but is it any good?

Food Dehydrator Recipes
How to dry fruit, beef, vegetables and more. Easy food dehydrator recipes for the healthy and sometimes lazy.

Food Dehydrator Instructions
Looking for food dehydrator instructions? Find free resources, including instruction booklet downloads and plans for homemade electric or solar units.

Raw Food Diet
No more cooking. The basics of a raw food diet.

Best Blender Reviews
Choose a blender with power that'll last.

Food Slicers
Use a food slicer for preparing raw food for dehydrating.

Vacuum Sealers
Vacuum package your food for the ultimate in storage.

Reader Submissions
Submit your own reviews or recipes here.

About This Site
Information, site policies, and a contact form.

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